This research brief presents a selection of findings from a four-year, mixed-methods study of a cohort of new entrants to the child care subsidy programs in four selected sites in Illinois and New York. The broader study includes an analysis of data from a telephone survey with subsidy clients, in-depth interviews with a subset of survey respondents, and state administrative records that track subsidy participation over an 18-month period.
Child care assistance is a critical support for low-income families. Approximately 1.5 million American children receive child care subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) each month. With support to pay for child care, parents are better able to participate in the labor market and secure developmentally appropriate, high quality child care programs for their children. Read more about WEBINAR: Determinants of Subsidy Stability and Child Care Continuity